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How effective is Gabapentin for Insomnia?





Summary: 19 Gabapentin users have rated its effectiveness for Insomnia.

Overall ratings: 2.6/5
Long term ratings: 3.0/5

This is a review of how effective Gabapentin (gabapentin) is for Insomnia and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

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What is Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) can be treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Lunesta, Zolpidem Tartrate, Ambien Cr, Zopiclone. (latest reports from Insomnia 135,811 patients)

On Dec, 21, 2014: 19 people are studied for taking Gabapentin in Insomnia




Gabapentin effectiveness for Insomnia


Long term Gabapentin effectiveness for Insomnia

Gabapentin effectiveness for Insomnia (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall44740
Long term
(1+ years)
02320

Age of people who take Gabapentin for Insomnia * :

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Insomnia0.00%0.00%0.00%15.79%15.79%21.05%26.32%21.05%

Who find Gabapentin more effective for Insomnia?

Age of people who find Gabapentin more effective * :

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Insomnia0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    My son is a hospital RN and said they would never discharge a patient with Bp that low.
    He was very worried about me as I live alone. I fainted twice after climbing the 13 stairs to my bedroom. The first fall was very bad as I was unconscious and my ribs were severely injured/fractured completely around the front and back and was in terrific pain. I took to my bed and did not seek medical attn. my last ambulance ride to the hospital a mile from my house cost $1000 and since I have no income or relatives/friends to call for help, I just lay in bed I awful pain that was woes when I tried to get out of bed. Thus I lost 25 lbs of muscle, since I had very little body fat.
    It has been two months since that fall and still have one area of pain in the front left ribs and a swollen spleen. The doctor gave me no additional meds and just said to give my body more time to heal. So once again was changed to 2 pills daily instead of 3. The hypotension and fainting got better. But I am now left with very weak legs and fall easily and frequently. Guess I lost a lot of muscle mass with the weight loss. However after a lifetime of depression, Nardil works wonderfully for that which had been long-standing and severe for so many years. People noticed the change in me shortly after starting the Nardil. But I am stubborn about going off it despite all the side effects because it works so much better than any of the many others I had been put on over the years.
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  • I developed moon face and buffalo hump on neurontin. I've been off the med for 8 months but still look like cushings.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I have been taking Lunesta as sleeping aid for about 3 months and the last few days it has completely stopped working. I even questioned whether I had even taken it or not. My doctor added Gabapentin 100 mg to take with it and last night I finally slept and woke rested.

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • wondering if the two drugs can be taken 2 hrs apart in the evening

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